Scenic Spots



Beijing has the most World Heritage Sites (6) and is the first capital in the world with a world geopark. There are many places of interest such as the largest imperial palace, the Palace Museum, Temple of Heaven, which is used for worship, royal garden Beihai, the Summer Palace, Badaling Great Wall, Mutianyu Great Wall and the largest courtyard in the world, Prince Gong's Mansion. In total, there are 7,309 cultural relics and historic sites, 99 national key cultural units (including the Great Wall and Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal [Beijing]), 326 municipality protected historic sites, five national geoparks and 15 national forest parks.

World Heritages: the Palace Museum, the Great Wall, Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian, Temple of Heaven, the Summer Palace, Thirteen Ming Tombs.

World Geoparks: Beijing Fangshan World Geopark.

National Scenic Area: Badaling - Thirteen Ming Dynasty Tombs, Cave of Stone Flowers.

China's Historic Cultural Towns: Beigu Town in Miyun, the Ancient Beigu Town.

China's Historic Cultural Village: Cuandixia Village in Zhaitang Town, Lingshui Village in Zhaitang Town, Liuliqu Village in Longquan Town.

UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List: Grand Canal, Beijing Yunju Temple Tower, Sutra Cave and Scriptures, Beijing Ancient Observatory, Beihai Park, Lugou Bridge.